Publications

e-Participation Modelling for Good Governance – Research Paper [CeDEM15]

Abstract With ever increasing global proliferation of ICTs, there is need for every e-participation model invented to promote good governance practices, to carefully reconcile its interactions with human intuition – a key pre-requite for sustainable engagement and decision making. This paper describes and analyzes an ICT-supported model for citizens’ e-participation to influence improved government service delivery in Uganda. The model develops

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ICT Convergence Approach to promote participatory governance – Research Paper [CeDEM2014]

ToroDev’s Johnstone Baguma’s research paper on the relevance of ICT Convergence to promote citizens’ participation in good governance processes. It was presented at CeDEM14 in Austria in May 2014. Abstract: This paper aims at contributing to the concept of [electronic] e-participation by exploring empirical relevance of the ICT Convergence approach to promoting citizens’ democratic advocacy in the developing world context. It presents an

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CeDEM 13 Conference Report

ToroDev participated in the International Conference on e-Democracy and Open Government 2013. The event was hosted by the Denube University Krems, Austria on May 21st - 24th, 2013. Read the report here  

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E-Democratic Engagement Stories

ToroDev's work on e-participation/Democratic Engagement in the Rwenzori region published in SPIDER Stories series 2012 Read full publication here;

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ICT4Democracy in East Africa Workshop Proceedings

ICT4Democracy in East Africa Workshop Proceedings Eighteen months since the ICT4Democracy In East Africa Network’s inception, a workshop was convened in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to review the work being done by the partners, and to discuss the sustainability of the initiatives and the network. Partners in the network are the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA), the Commission for Human Rights and Good

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M&E Report 2013: Building the Institutional Capacity of Advocacy Forums & Rural Monitors

By Solomon Akugizibwe, Sheila Amanya & Racheal Kogere Abstract of the Report ToroDev has been highly involved in mentoring and supporting the initiation and strengthening the newly formed advocacy forums to champion the demanding of improved service delivery and democratic engagement through the use of ICT4D tools in the Rwenzori Region districts. So far, seven (7) new youth and women rural advocacy forums in the Rwenzori region districts of

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Promoting Strategic FM Radio Broadcasting for Innovation & Entrepreneurship/Business Skills Development in the Rwenzori Region, Western Uganda: Project Assessment Report 2012

By Solomon Akugizibwe (Media & Communications Officer), Sheila Amanya (M&E Officer) and Racheal Kogere (Reseach & Documentation Officer) November 2012 Abstract of the Report The majority of rural women and youths in seven districts of the Rwenzori region, Western Uganda lack access to public information and knowledge sharing on economic development for entrepreneurship/business development for their small scale businesses. Access to relevant

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Improving Local Governance for Improved Service Delivery through FM Radio Broadcasting in the Rwenzori region: Project Assessment Report 2012

By Solomon Akugizibwe, Sheila Amanya & Racheal Kogere November 2012 Abstract of the Report The rural women and youths - who comprise 75 percent of the total population - in seven districts of the Rwenzori region, Western Uganda face serious manipulation, and many times, intimidated to access public information and knowledge sharing on democratic dialogue and monitoring  public accountability for improved service delivery from their political

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ToroDev’s Major Events & Activities in 2010 – 2011

ToroDev Annual Report 2010 - 2011: This annual report gives a detailed account of the organization, planning and implementation of activities and programs by Toro Development Network (ToroDev) in the previous year (August 2010 – July 2011). It states the details of the administrative and management milestones and the progress of the projects, the relevance of the project activities within the broad strategic programming of ToroDev and major networks

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Harnessing the ICT Convergence of Mobile Telephony, FM Radio & Internet for Agribusiness Enterprises Development among Rural Women

A case study of Mrs. Phoebes Muhereza, A commercial farmer in Kamwenge District, Western Uganda By Johnstone Baguma – Kumaraki, ToroDev – Uganda (First published: November 2011) In this article, I highlight on fascinating practical experience and conceptual outlook, of how the localization and convergence of ICT tools can empower rural women and youth small scale entrepreneurs, particularly Mrs. Phoebes Muhereza, a commercial maize farmer in

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